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Sr. Graphic Designer

Location: Dallas, TX

Description

The Company

Achievements. Amplified.

You can think of us as a 100-year old startup company employing more than 1,200 people in more than ten facilities across North America, we are recognized as one of the oldest and largest distributors of commemorative jewelry and recognition products. Under the American Achievement Corporation umbrella is the heartbeat brand of Balfour. Balfour, founded in 1913, is well known for its long and successful history of the manufacturing, sales and marketing of class rings, yearbooks, letter jackets and graduation regalia to middle school, high school and college students and alumni. Today, we’re focused on delivering exceptional quality that lasts a lifetime and captures the special memories of student life. We’re also focused on expanding the assortment of products and programs that students, alumni, educators and schools have to choose from. We are here to connect students to the most meaningful moments of their lives. We’re incredibly proud and grateful to be a small part of these experiences and more. We’re in the business of preserving memories and celebrating success. And we know that our customers make a difference in the world around them and they will continue to inspire us.

Who We Are & What We Do

Working with students and schools, we can’t help but have a youthful spirit and continual penchant for learning. Those qualities and the values our people have is what makes Balfour different. We’ve separated ourselves from the rest and even though we’ve been around for more than 100 years, we act like a modern-day start-up company driven by innovation and delivering exceptional service to every one of our customers. We are here to amplify achievements.

The Balfour Values

You may be the next Rockstar we’re looking for to join our world-class team.

  • Difference Makers
  • Products with Purpose
  • Proud Yet Humble
  • Inspiring
  • Preservation
  • Collaborative

Location:

Dallas, TX

Position Summary:

This design position will be responsible for a variety of design projects from conception to release. Will work in conjunction with all marketing teams to develop marketing materials for all brands. Work on research and design specific to each assigned project. Will assist other graphic designers with various projects as needed.  Creative designs could include, but are not limited to brochures, posters, postcards, ads, flyers, displays, power point presentations, etc.  These marketing materials are in support of high school and college products (including rings, graduation announcements, etc.). Manage work flow through the production/design area ensuring all projects are completed accurately and on time.

Essential Position Functions:

 

  • Establish and work to achieve communications objectives for assigned business divisions
  • Participate in communications planning that complements and supports divisional marketing plans
  • Work with product management and marketing manager to develop concepts and designs for marketing materials
  • Ensure all projects adhere to corporate guidelines, requestor's input, and grammar/spelling standards
  • Ensure the quality of graphics, text, and other elements that influence corporate image
  • Ensure all projects follow the pre-flight guidelines prior to releasing to print
  • Work closely with print vendors (photographers and color houses) when necessary to communicate information on print files, specs, etc.
  • Must be attentive to detail when following layout specifications and corrections
  • Manage work flow through production/design area - ensure workloads are even and that all projects are completed on time
  • Complete graphic production for each assigned project
  • As projects are completed, ensure each is filed per the electronic archive guidelines
  • Responsible for over-all quality and design of all projects
  • Recommend equipment and training in support of the department's graphic designers
  • Define processes/procedures to be utilized by the graphic designers

Specialized Skill/Knowledge:

  • Extensive experience on Mac computers in graphic design software such as Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Must be familiar with a variety of design concepts, practices and procedures.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. 
  • Creative, detail-oriented, organized, with ability to work in a high activity environment
  • Experienced in all types of print design. Web design and other media design a plus.
  • Must be efficient in all design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign), Dreamweaver and Flash a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple jobs at the same time is a must
  • Able to switch gears quickly and complete projects on time at the highest possible quality while adhering to company guidelines and standards

Education/Experience:

  • BA in graphic design or other related field
  • 2+ years experience in design environment preferably in MarCom or creative services group

 

 

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

AAC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 





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